By Richard Bammer
On the first day of the new school year, Vacaville Unified on Thursday welcomed nearly 12,800 students across 16 campuses, a sizable boost in enrollments compared to previous years.
Jennifer Leonard, the district’s public information officer, called the tentative numbers “significant growth,” while acknowledging that attendance numbers will go up and down for several days but finally settle in the coming weeks.
“Our schools are very, very full,” she said. “There were a lot of last-minute enrollments.”